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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $179 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,510
Rank: 35th
out of 566 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,127
Rank: 34th
out of 566 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.2 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$328K
Rank: 82nd
out of 566 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$131 This Provider
Avg $179

Office Visits

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Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

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Ghassan Alkoutami
Average for Cardiovascular Disease Providers in North Carolina

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 69 different services in 2013
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Drug Services
Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
1,479
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 7th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

491
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$45,849an average of $31 per time performed $7,809
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
1,226
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 6th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

930
patients got this service, 37% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$134,811an average of $110 per time performed $59,400
an average of $48 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
717
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 3rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

621
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$62,307an average of $87 per time performed $8,697
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
447
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 1st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

248
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$20,602an average of $46 per time performed $2,771
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
361
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 2nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

337
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$57,760an average of $160 per time performed $26,266
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
351
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 16th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

304
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$7,371an average of $21 per time performed $1,035
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson, 0. 1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
348
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 9th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

87
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$20,532an average of $59 per time performed $14,672
an average of $42 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
336
times performed,
4% of his services

8th 4th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

328
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$241,611an average of $719 per time performed $15,570
an average of $46 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
335
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 15th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

325
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$61,305an average of $183 per time performed $3,558
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in a facility
326
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 20th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

317
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$217,823an average of $668 per time performed $18,230
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
201
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 8th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

104
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$25,125an average of $125 per time performed $10,506
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 15 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99231
Performed in a facility
191
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 32nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

85
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$15,280an average of $80 per time performed $5,514
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
188
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 36th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

180
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$14,100an average of $75 per time performed $5,851
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
120
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 54th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

120
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,600an average of $180 per time performed $8,905
an average of $74 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring and physician supervision ×

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
117
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 19th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

115
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,806an average of $118 per time performed $1,891
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose +

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose ×

Service Code: A9502
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 34th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

110
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,916an average of $127 per time performed $9,433
an average of $86 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
110
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 21st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

110
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$45,980an average of $418 per time performed $5,390
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in an office
108
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 18th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

108
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$186,904an average of $1,731 per time performed $39,884
an average of $369 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
90
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 17th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

85
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$27,900an average of $310 per time performed $12,737
an average of $142 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 11th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

83
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$102,422an average of $1,234 per time performed $10,569
an average of $127 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93458
Performed in a facility
77
times performed,
0.95% of his services

21st 29th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

76
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$51,975an average of $675 per time performed $17,704
an average of $230 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater ... +

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99406
Performed in an office
73
times performed,
0.9% of his services

22nd 100th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

70
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,825an average of $25 per time performed $743
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
65
times performed,
0.8% of his services

23rd 40th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

64
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,775an average of $135 per time performed $3,496
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.69% of his services

24th 38th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

55
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,576an average of $46 per time performed $330
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93227
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.58% of his services

25th 47th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

47
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,366an average of $199 per time performed $897
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monit... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related tracing of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93270
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.58% of his services

26th 101st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

47
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,956an average of $148 per time performed $295
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ek... +

Heart rhythm symptom-related interpretation of 24-hour ekg monitoring up to 30 days ×

Service Code: 93272
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.57% of his services

27th 87th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

46
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,338an average of $203 per time performed $782
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care discharge

Service Code: 99217
Performed in a facility
37
times performed,
0.46% of his services

28th 76th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

37
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,588an average of $124 per time performed $1,971
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 70 minutes

Service Code: 99220
Performed in a facility
32
times performed,
0.39% of his services

29th 89th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

32
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,280an average of $290 per time performed $4,036
an average of $126 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood ... +

Insertion of catheter in left heart for imaging of blood vessels or grafts and left lower heart ×

Service Code: 93459
Performed in a facility
27
times performed,
0.33% of his services

30th 99th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

26
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,600an average of $800 per time performed $7,019
an average of $260 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.32% of his services

31st 23rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

26
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,785an average of $223 per time performed $2,623
an average of $101 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management ... +

Physician review, interpretation, and patient management of home inr testing for patient with either mechanical heart valve(s), chronic atrial fibrillation, or venous thromboembolism who meets medicare coverage criteria; testing not occurring more frequent ×

Service Code: G0250
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.31% of his services

32nd 96th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

21
patients got this service, 0.84% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$625an average of $25 per time performed $162
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation of heart function using tilt table

Service Code: 93660
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.28% of his services

33rd 232nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

23
patients got this service, 0.92% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,130an average of $310 per time performed $1,500
an average of $65 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of head and neck vessel blood flow (o... +

Ultrasound scanning of head and neck vessel blood flow (outside the brain) ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.28% of his services

34th 48th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

23
patients got this service, 0.92% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,955an average of $85 per time performed $508
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.27% of his services

35th 50th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

22
patients got this service, 0.88% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$5,720an average of $260 per time performed $1,311
an average of $60 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day +

Subsequent observation care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99225
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.26% of his services

36th 107th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 0.44% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,520an average of $120 per time performed $1,122
an average of $53 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Follow-up or limited ultrasound examination of heart

Service Code: 93308
Performed in a facility
20
times performed,
0.25% of his services

37th 56th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

20
patients got this service, 0.8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,800an average of $140 per time performed $363
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in a facility
18
times performed,
0.22% of his services

38th 13th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

18
patients got this service, 0.72% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$2,880an average of $160 per time performed $990
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.2% of his services

39th 25th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

13
patients got this service, 0.52% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,760an average of $110 per time performed $604
an average of $38 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital observation care typically 50 minutes

Service Code: 99219
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.2% of his services

40th 135th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

16
patients got this service, 0.64% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,280an average of $205 per time performed $1,402
an average of $88 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound exam... +

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound examination including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93312
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.18% of his services

41st 43rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

14
patients got this service, 0.56% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,060an average of $404 per time performed $1,174
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level +

Natriuretic peptide (heart and blood vessel protein) level ×

Service Code: 83880
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.16% of his services

42nd 74th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

13
patients got this service, 0.52% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,300an average of $100 per time performed $600
an average of $46 per time performed

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

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